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River Rat

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Transom Height
« on: June 18, 2017, 09:27:22 AM »

Is it possible to put a outboard with a 25-inch shaft on a boat with a 20-inch transom or will the boat not function properly?
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Re: Transom Height
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2017, 10:54:10 AM »

It will not function properly.  The cavitation plate would be down too far under the boat.  If it is a kicker motor, then it won't be much of a problem, but if you are trying to get a boat on plane with it, there is going to be a lot of steering torque and extra drag.
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Re: Transom Height
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2017, 08:04:52 PM »

Thanks. That's what I assumed.
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